absorbency

noun
ab·​sor·​ben·​cy | \ əb-ˈsȯr-bən(t)-sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) , -ˈzȯr- How to pronounce absorbency (audio) \
plural absorbencies

Definition of absorbency

1 : the quality or state of being absorbent
2 or absorbancy : absorbance

Examples of absorbency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the ban was finally lifted, the ads were far from accurate — instead of blood, a blue liquid was used to show absorbency. Tina Charisma, Vulture, "A Brief History of Onscreen Periods," 1 Apr. 2021 Knix’s Leakproof line features period underwear in four different absorbency levels—light, medium, high and super. Lindsay Boyers, Forbes, "Say Goodbye To Leaks And Worry Thanks To These 5 Period Underwear Brands," 10 Mar. 2021 Any brand of bedwetting underwear can leak if the urine output exceeds its absorbency rating. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, "The best bedwetting underwear," 2 Mar. 2021 Better facial tissues offer at least two layers of material for strength and absorbency. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, "The best facial tissue," 19 Dec. 2020 There are plans to release a range of skin-tone shades and lower-absorbency options. Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times, "You’ve been doing your period all wrong: An L.A. company smashes menstruation taboos," 11 Dec. 2020 Each style has the maximum amount of absorbency to encourage the wearer to forgo a tampon or pad altogether. Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times, "You’ve been doing your period all wrong: An L.A. company smashes menstruation taboos," 11 Dec. 2020 Waffle dishcloths are a great choice both for absorbency and for thickness, which helps to protect delicate items like glass or fine china when laid out on a countertop to provide extra drying space. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, "18 top-rated dishcloths for easy, eco-friendly cleaning," 6 Nov. 2020 Target reviewers give the Solid Diamond Weave Kitchen Towel high marks for softness, absorbency and durability. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, "18 top-rated dishcloths for easy, eco-friendly cleaning," 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of absorbency

circa 1703, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for absorbency

absorb(ent) + -ency

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The first known use of absorbency was circa 1703

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11 Apr 2021

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“Absorbency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absorbency. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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absorbency

noun
ab·​sor·​ben·​cy | \ əb-ˈsȯr-bən-sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) , -ˈzȯr- \

Kids Definition of absorbency

: the quality or state of being able to draw in or soak up

absorbency

noun
ab·​sor·​ben·​cy | \ əb-ˈsȯr-bən-sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) , -ˈzȯr- How to pronounce absorbency (audio) \
plural absorbencies

Medical Definition of absorbency

1 : the quality or state of being absorbent
2 or absorbancy \ -​bən-​sē How to pronounce absorbency (audio) \ : absorbance

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